Awards – Members’ View Only


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What links the Exe Estuary Cycle trail and the Cite du Vin in Bordeaux? Or West Virginia’s Mountain Music Trail and Chaplin’s World in Switzerland? They were all potential nominations for the BGTW’s 39th annual awards.

Thanks to our member’s vigorous video and social media activity, last year’s awards got our best-ever worldwide coverage – not just for the projects, but also for the Guild and for the members who made the nominations.

It’s amazing what an impact these awards have with the general public and how proud tourism attractions/projects are to receive them. With a Winner, two Highly Commended and up to seven Merit awards on offer for each of the three categories (UK & Ireland, Europe, Wider World), there are certificates being proudly displayed at locations all around the world.

So… have you seen something on your travels that deserves recognition? As long as it is no more than three years old (ie after Sept 1, 2014), then please nominate it HERE.

The nominations will be shortlisted in September when you will be expected to stand up and present the case for your nomination to a small (and friendly) audience of fellow Guild members. If your project is selected to be one of the three finalists for each category, you will be given a free ticket for the Gala Awards dinner in November so that you can sit with the representative of your project and bask in the reflected glory!

This electronic form will require the details of the project, its website and social media URLs, its opening date, your reasons for nominating it, and its press/PR contact details. So you might want to have them to hand before starting it. We’ll also need photos, sent seperately.

Any questions? Give me a shout.

Liz Gill – Tourism Awards Organiser




Members awards entries were closed on 8th August. Since then our team of independent judges have been  assessing them and collaborating online. The judging period ended a month later on Friday 9th Sept when as many of the judges as could attended a final session in a hotel in London.

Their verdicts and comments are now recorded and will be announced on stage at the BGTW Gala Awards Dinner on 6 November.

These are the categories for the 2016 awards…

  • Best Destination Article under 850 Words
  • Best UK Feature over 850 Words
  • Best European (non UK) Feature over 850 Words
  • Best Overseas (non European) Feature over 850 Words
  • Kenneth Westcott Jones Memorial Award for Best Transport Feature over 500 Words
  • BGTW Award for Excellence in Blogging
  • Adele Evans Award for Best Guidebook
  • BGTW Award for Best Narrative Travel Book
  • BGTW Travel Photographer of the Year
  • BGTW Travel Writer of the Year

Good luck to all entrants!

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